Study Coordinator
Yeshiva University - New York, NY

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University ( Einstein ) is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation, and proud home to more than 3,000 faculty and staff, 750 medical students and 245 PhD students, including 116 students in the combined MD/PhD programs. As a longstanding national leader in biomedical research, Einstein has 300+ research laboratories and in 2012 the National Institutes of Health awarded Einstein $160 million in funding. Einstein offers challenging, exciting, and rewarding careers for highly talented individuals who are dedicated to advancing pioneering educational and research initiatives. We pride ourselves in our humanitarian mission of serving the community and promoting an academic and working culture that is both supportive and collaborative. At Einstein, science is truly at the heart of medicine. Link here to review Einstein stories in the media and watch a video of Einstein's history, recent successes and innovative plans for the future.

Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education and psychology. Since welcoming our first class in 1955, Einstein has been an integral part of Yeshiva University, an institution that offers rewarding and challenging employment opportunities to qualified candidates in a wide range of disciplines.

The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year. Additionally, there is a shuttle to nearby subway locations.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project Description:

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and MontefioreMedicalCenter are conducting a 5-year NIH-funded study to examine whether providing financial incentives for abstinence from drugs will help HIV-infected drug users control their HIV disease. The project will occur in four clinical sites in the Bronx and follow 200 participants over a 28-week period. Research visits will include computerized interviews, blood and urine collection, pill counts, and medical record examination.

Responsibilities:
  • Work with Project Director (PD) and Principle Investigator (PI) to develop the study protocol and protocol amendments as needed, including the development of new measures
  • Work with PD and PI to develop recruitment strategies and manage tracking database
  • Coordinate meetings with study partners and represent the study at site meetings
  • Assist in managing and analyzing data; perform regular audits to ensure that collected data are complete and accurate, and research protocols are being followed
  • Implement a contingency management intervention; collect and test urine specimens; collect and transport blood specimens; conduct pill counts; supervise participant computer-assisted self-interviews
  • Extract and examine medical records
  • Partner with IT and data management resources in the development and editing of databases
  • Assist in drafting reports, preparing conference abstracts, and presentations related to the project
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health or related field required. Master's Degree preferred
  • Fluency in English and Spanish preferred
  • Previous research experience or programmatic experience and experience working with similar population preferred
  • As part of a team, must be able to manage multiple tasks and priorities, work independently with minimal supervision, and adhere to study protocol
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, ACCESS, Excel, and SPSS
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills required
  • Must be detail oriented

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